NEW Port Fairy coach Brian Medew knows his refresh of the Pirates' top grade side is going to take some time.
The Pirates life member takes over from co-coaches George MacDonald and Bill Feely for the 2020-21 Warrnambool and District Cricket Association season.
Medew, who played 262 senior matches for the club after moving down to the seaside town from Gippsland,is committed to positive change at Avery's Paddock
"That is fundamental, structural, personal and the way we play the game," the 60-year-old said.
"I'm going to take some risks that are backed by the committee. I'm going to try and get the settings right and hope the expectations go up and see where that takes us."
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President Matt Dempsey is excited to have Medew step up from coaching the club's under 17s team, which he led in four of the past five seasons.
"Brian has done a stellar job with our juniors in recent seasons so his progression into the senior role was a logical step," he said.
"We have a young division one team and Brian's ability to effectively communicate and motivate these players will allow us to continue our development and set a strong platform.
"We have a thriving junior program with both high participation and competitiveness, outstanding facilities and are in a very healthy position off field.
"We believe Brian's is a key role in transitioning our talented juniors over the coming seasons which will help us in the goal of sustained club success in the coming years."
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